zuckerberg crunchiesWe held the Crunchies awards on Friday in San Francisco — the awards that honor the year’s highest achievers in technology. The awards were co-hosted by TechCrunch, GigaOm, and VentureBeat, who also selected the nominees. But the ultimate winners were chosen by the readers who voted at the Crunchies website.

Here’s a list of the nominees, with the winners highlighted. You can see Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Best Overall Startup winner Facebook, receiving his award and a bottle of Vitamin water (don’t ask me, I was in Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show) from VentureBeat editor Matt Marshall in the photo above. And Zynga’s Mark Pincus triumphantly brandishes his CEO of the Year award in the photo at bottom.

Best Technology Achievement:
Backblaze
Bing (Microsoft)
Chrome OS (Google) (Winner)
Google Wave (Runner Up)
PuSH
Silverlight (Microsoft)

Best Internet Application:
Animoto
Dropbox (Winner)
Groupon
MOG All Access
Posterous
Yelp (Runner Up)

Best Social App:
Aardvark
Brizzly
DailyBooth (Runner Up)
Farmville (Winner)
SocialVibe
StockTwits

Best Bootstrapped Startup:
atebits (Tweetie)
Shoes of Prey
Tinychat (Winner)
Wildfire Interactive (Runner Up)
wizehive
Wufoo

Best Mobile Application:
foursquare (Winner)
Google Voice
Gowalla (Runner Up)
Kindle for iPhone
Skies of Glory
Tonchidot

Best International:
Amiando
Jolicloud
Playfish (Runner Up)
Spotify (Winner)
TweetDeck
vente-privee.com

Best Time Sink Application:
Canabalt
Civilization Revolution (iPhone)
DailyBooth (Winner)
I Am T-Pain
Pandora (Runner Up)
Zoosk

Picture 13Best Design:
Animoto (Winner)
Brizzly
Chrome (Google)
Clicker
Facebook Mobile (Runner Up)
Threads

Best Enterprise:
Amazon Web Services
Atlassian (Runner Up)
Azure (Microsoft)
Chatter (Salesforce)
Google Docs/Office (Winner)
Yext

Best CleanTech:
CalStar Products
Locust Storage
Picarro
Sappphire Energy (Runner Up)
Sun Run (Winner)
Tendril

Best New Gadget:
Apple Magic Mouse (Runner Up)
Barnes & Noble nook (Winner)
litl webbookMotorola Droid
Sonos S5
Zune HD

Best Tech PR:
Brew Media Relations
LaunchSquad
OutCast Communications (Runner Up)
PerkettPR
Spark (Winner)
SutherlandGold Group

Best Angel:
Betaworks
Chris Sacca (Lowercase Capital)
Jeff Clavier (SoftTechVC)
Ron Conway (SV Angel) (Winner)
Y-Combinator (Runner Up)
Yossi Vardi

Best VC Firm:
Accel Partners (Winner)
Charles River Ventures
Benchmark Capital
Greylock Partners (Runner Up)
Sequoia Capital
True Ventures
Union Square Ventures

Founder Of The Year:
Aaron Patzer (Mint) (Winner)
Elon Musk (Tesla)
Jack Dorsey (Square)
Jeremy Stoppelman & Russ Simmons (Yelp) (Runner Up)
John Borthwick (Betaworks)
Omar Hamoui (AdMob)

pincus crunchiesCEO Of The Year:
Josh Silverman (Skype) (Runner Up)
Marc Benioff (Salesforce)
Mark Pincus (Zynga) (Winner)
Neil Young (ngmoco)
Richard Rosenblatt (Demand Media)
Tony Hsieh (Zappos)

Best New Startup Or Product Of 2009:
Aardvark (Runner Up)
Bing (Microsoft) (Winner)
Foursquare
Hunch
Milo
Spotify

Best Overall Startup Or Product Of 2009:
Android (Google)
Facebook (Winner)
LinkedIn
ngmoco
Twitter (Runner Up)
Zynga

[photos:flickr/Crunchies2009]